Developer proposes swapping hotel for office building in Sandy Springs, Ga.

A developer wants to change a 14-year-old plan for a project in Sandy Springs to swap a hotel for one of two office buildings.


MidCity Real Estate Partners sees demand for an additional hotel due to the Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters and the City Springs mixed-use development nearby the 3.7-acre NorthPlace site at Barfield Road and Mount Vernon Highway, according to a Reporter Newspapers story.


Fulton County approved the original designs for NorthPlace in 2004 before Sandy Springs incorporated.

MidCity Real Estate Partners is seeking to have Sandy Springs approve a hotel in place of one of the office buildings, with construction to start next year.


The building site at 6403 Barfield Road is west of Ga. 400 and is adjacent to the Promenade at Northplace condo development. It is located at 6403 Barfield Road.


The original plan was for two multistory office buildings with ground-floor retail. Under the new proposal, one of those buildings would become a 7-story Aloft hotel, a brand owned by hotel chain Marriott.


The footprint is identical, and the only change is the use of one of the buildings, said MidCity executive Kirk Demetrops. Read more here.


This story was originally published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on October 3rd, 2018 and is written by Jessica Saunders. To read the original post, click here.